Dodge County Treasurer Reminds Of Property Tax Deadlines

(Juneau) Property tax payments are due by the end of the month. Dodge County Treasurer Patti Hilker reminds taxpayers that the first installment is due Monday, January 31 payable to your local treasurer’s office, not the county. Hilker says that means you cannot use the county’s online payment system for first installments. You should instead contact your local treasurer to see if they offer online payment options. Annual dog and cat licenses are also due, where applicable.

If you miss the January 31st deadline for the first installment, then the entire unpaid balance becomes delinquent and is subject to interest and penalties, retroactive to February 1, at a rate of 1.5-percent per month until paid in full. Delinquent real estate tax payments are payable to the Dodge County Treasurer. If the bill becomes delinquent, Hilker encourage taxpayers to make whatever payments they can as often as they can to reduce their outstanding taxes, interest and penalties.

State statute says that failure to receive a property tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the obligation to pay taxes. If you did not receive your tax bill, Hilker suggests that you print your bill from our county website. To download a copy of your tax bill, go to https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/home and click on “Land Information Search” at the top of the page to enter the county’s land and tax information portal.

The tax bill details the total amount due, breaking down the portion that each jurisdiction receives and the costs if paid all at once versus in two installments. Enclose a self-addressed-stamped envelope if you would like a receipt mailed back to you. Hilker says you should make sure your payment envelope has a clear postmark, as your local treasurer will process your payment as of the postmark date.

Second installment real estate taxes are due to the Dodge County Treasurer by July 31.

For more information, visit the Dodge County Treasurer website at https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/home, click “Departments”, “Departments P-Z”, “Treasurer” or call the Dodge County Treasurer’s office at 920-386-3782.